The Best Recipes For Christmas

Last updated on March 31st, 2024 at 09:38 am

This time of year is absolutely the best for food. There are always delicious dishes on the go, tasty nibbles at Christmas parties and of course the Christmas Day meal itself. I know many people like to stick to their tried and tested recipes each year, but I like to mix things up. There are so many great recipes out there and Christmas is the perfect time to try them out.

If you are stumped on what to cook in December then why not try something new? Below I have just some of my best recipes for Christmas, I hope you will find something that you want to try.

Christmas Day Breakfast Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I love getting round the table for a big family breakfast in our pjs. There’s always a bit of a chocolate Santa lingering somewhere, and I enjoy having a big hearty breakfast to get us ready for the day. These Christmas day breakfast ideas are all easy to make and the whole family will love the special treat.

A child's hand reaching to take a slice of breakfast pizza with an egg on it

Breakfast Pizza

A fun family breakfast! Ricotta cheese and egg on a delicious pizza crust. Add your favourite toppings and kick start the day with a meal you’ll love. Read more.

A stack of chocolate pancakes drizzled with cream and topped with chocolate chips and red berries

Chocolate Pancakes With Berries

Light chocolate pancakes topped with red berries and a cream cheese glaze. This is a decadent breakfast that you will love. Because who doesn’t have chocolate for Christmas Day breakfast? Read More.

An egg in puff pastry, with roasted cherry tomatoes and smoked salmon around it

Cheesy Puff Pastry Baked Eggs With Salmon

This brunch idea is light and delicious. The beauty of baked eggs is that it looks impressive and tastes amazing, but they are so simple to make. From fridge to table in under 30 minutes. Read More.

cinnamon caramel cake batter pancakes stacked on a plate

Cinnamon Caramel Cake Batter Pancakes

A delicious and indulgent Christmas Day breakfast. Cake batter pancakes topped with sweet pomegranate, crunchy walnuts and salted caramel sauce. A sweet and salty combination you will love. Read More.

Christmas Party Food

Are you throwing a Christmas party this year? It doesn’t matter if you’re having friends and extended family over or just having a festive night with your family at home – you have to try some of these Christmas party food ideas. The are simple yet delicious, so you don’t have to spend too long in the kitchen and can enjoy your night.

Puff pastry ham and cheese party nibbles on a wooden board

Ham And Cheese Party Nibbles

A simple recipe for delicious puff pastry ham and cheese bites. Kids and adults both love them, making them perfect for savoury Christmas party snacks. Read More.

Chunks of cucumber topped with ham and cream cheese. A hand is picking one of them up.

Ham And Cucumber Snack Bites

A simple snack to break up all the Christmas chocolate. Quick and easy to make, and just as quick to disappear. A healthy alternative snack at Christmas. Read more.

caramel coloured frosting bites broken into shards, next to a small pile of pecans

Pecan Caramel Frosting Bites

All the sweetness of icing without the heaviness of the cake. Perfect caramel frosting with chopped pecans that you can grab a piece of as you go past. Ready in just 10 minutes and your guests will go mad for them. Read More.

Oreo cookie bars topped with pretzels and stacked on top of each other in a big pile

Salted Oreo Cookie Bars

Cookie bars are always a hit, and these salted Oreo bars are no exception. Easy to make with just 5 ingredients. Make these ahead of time so they’re ready for your Christmas party. Read More.

A rice krispy tree in a triangle shape with a pretzel stick stuck in the bottom. It is decorated with icing to make it look like a Christmas tree

Rice Krispy Christmas Tree Treats

A fun Christmas treat to make with the kids. These are so simple to make and fun to decorate together. They’ll look great on the snacks table at your Christmas party. Read More.

Peppermint White Chocolate Fudge topped with red and green sprinkles. it is on a white plate and being held infront of an out of focus Christmas tree

Peppermint White Chocolate Fudge

White chocolate and peppermint fudge is a delicious combination because you taste the creamy white chocolate first and the peppermint after taste is a special delight. Read More.

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Strawberry Peppermint Fudge

This might sound mad but you have to try it. Delicious chocolate peppermint fudge with a sweet strawberry kick. A great Christmas gift or party treat. Read more.

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Lotus Biscoff Puff Pastry Christmas Tree

A nut-free twist on an iconic recipe. Sweet biscoff spread with warm flakey pastry. It is the ultimate sharing dish for Christmas parties. Just make sure you get some fast before it’s all gone. Read more.

Cheesy Bacon Twists Recipe

Cheesy Bacon Twists

A savoury and sweet bite that will leave your guests begging for more. Prep in just 15 minutes then leave them to bake while you enjoy the party. Cheesy bacon twists are always a crowd pleaser. Read More.

Puff pastry in the shape of a star, dusted in icing sugar

Christmas Star Jam Puff Pastry

An easy family recipe for a sweet festive snack. Just 4 ingredients and so quick to make. Pop them in the oven for 15 minutes and then enjoy their soft sweetness. So simple and everyone will love them. Read More.

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Christmas Dinner Starters

While the roast dinner usually stays pretty much the same each year, it’s fun to get creative with the Christmas dinner starters. Do you like a classic soup starter? Or do you want to try something new this year? Give one of these simple starter recipes a go and see what you think.

Parmesan Stuffed Courgettes on a white plate, set on a table

Parmesan Stuffed Courgettes

A delicious starter for your Christmas dinner. Baked courgette stuffed with parmesan, breadcrumbs and fresh herbs for a light crunch. The whole family will love it. Read More.

Samphire Broccoli Galettes on a wooden board

Samphire Broccoli Galettes

A vegetarian starter you will love. Fill with your favourite vegetables and cheeses and drizzle with balsamic for a light and tasty starter. Serve with a rocket salad. Read More.

2 bowls of butternut squash soup in blue bowls on woven place mats. 2 slices of white bread are on a wooden board next to them

Butternut Squash Soup

Make your Christmas Day starter ahead of time so you just need to heat it up on the day. The perfect stress free Christmas dinner! Plus it’s full of flavour and packed with nutrients. Read more.

A glass bowl of leek an sweet potato soup

Leek And Sweet Potato Soup

A delicious soup that everyone will love as a Christmas dinner starter. Packed with flavour but not too filling so you have room for your roast dinner. Make it the day before for a quick starter. Read More.

Christmas Desserts

Do you like to tuck straight into dessert after your Christmas dinner or do you wait a while? Whatever you choose, these Christmas Day dessert ideas are sure to get you asking for seconds. Replace the Christmas pudding with one of these cake and desserts and tuck in.

A banana cream pie on a blue counter. Next to it is a bunch of bananas and a plate with 2 forks on it

Vegan Banana Cream Pie With Pomegranate

A nice light dessert after a big meal. An almond and oat pie crust filled with banana, coconut cream and pomegranate for the perfect vegan dessert. Read More.

individual meringue nests topped with crunchie, chocolate and banana

Crunchie Chocolate Meringue Nests

Individual desserts are always popular, so why not make your own. Simple meringues topped with chocolate custard, whipped cream, banana and crumbled crunchie. Read More.

A pie topped with icing sugar next to a white plate with a fork on it

Strawberry Lemon Pie

Make this pie recipe with a blender and it’ll be ready in no time at all. It is a zesty and sweet dessert that is a great alternative for those who don’t like chocolate. Read More.

Two bowls filled with peach ice cream. They are set on a yellow background and accompanied by a bowl of sliced peaches, a whole peach and 2 spoons with slightly melted ice cream on them

Homemade Chunky Peach Ice Cream

While some may love a pie or cake or Christmas pudding for dessert, sometimes it’s a bit much after a big meal. How about trying this super easy homemade peach ice cream for a refreshing and light dessert. Read More.

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Jammy Dodger Marshmallow Ice Cream

The perfect sweet ice cream to serve along side your Christmas Day desserts, or simply enjoy it on its own. Crunchy jammy dodgers, soft and fluffy marshmallows all whipped into a sweet, creamy ice cream base. Read More.

A cake covered in chocolate icing and topped with crushed Crunchie bars and twirls. It sits on a glass cake stand.

Cadbury Crunchie Coffee Cake With A Twirl

Combine your favourites in this rich coffee cake topped with Crunchie and Twirl. It is perfect on it’s own or served with ice cream, cream or custard. Make it the day before for an easy Christmas Day treat. Read More.

Mini pumpkin cheesecakes on a white platter. In front is a wooden board with a single cheesecake on it, a cinnamon stick, a golden star and 2 cookies

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

A gingery, creamy pumpkin delight! These individual cheesecakes are delicious topped with cream and drizzled in salted caramel sauce. They’re best made 1-2 days in advance. Read More.

Blackcurrant Croissant Cheese Cake Recipes

Blackcurrant Croissant Cheesecake

A twist on a classic cheesecake. Use croissant dough for the base for a sweet and flakey dessert. Delicious baked cheese cake topped with berry pie filling and a sweet glaze. Read More.

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Blackcurrant Cheesecake Ice Cream

A sweet dessert that you’ll all love. Homemade ice cream is really easy to make in advance so you can enjoy a low stress Christmas dinner. Read More.

croissant raisin pudding with apricot recipe

Raisin Croissant Pudding

A delicious twist on classic bread and butter pudding. Serve it warm with ice cream for a indulgent Christmas Day dessert. Read more.

The Easiest Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

Simple Salted Caramel Sauce

There aren’t many things that can’t be improved with salted caramel. These easy homemade caramel recipe means you’ll always have the best caramel sauce on hand whenever you need it. Read more.

Christmas Drinks And Cocktails

If you fancy a little tipple then try some of these Christmas drink ideas. Prosecco and cocktails always go down a treat, especially at this time of year.

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5 Best Prosecco Brands To Buy

We are all partial to a glass of Prosecco over Christmas, but with such a wide range of Prosecco’s available how do you know which ones to buy? I’ve got a list of the best for you here. Read More.

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Fizzy Lemon Cocktail

A great fizzy cocktail that you can whip up in minutes. It is so simple but tastes delicious without spending hours making them. Perfect for Christmas parties or for sipping while you wrap presents. Read more.

A bottle of irish cream in front of a Christmas tree. 2 glasses are on either side of it with Irish cream and a candy cane in them

Festive Drinks With Irish Cream

Irish Cream is always popular in the holidays, but how can you serve it? I have 2 fun ways to serve your drinks this Christmas. Read More.

Cooking With Christmas Leftovers

We always go a bit overboard at Christmas and end up with leftovers, but often they’re the best part. Serve them up for the next few days and make sure none of the food goes to waste. Below are a couple of my favourite recipes for leftovers, as well as some tips on how to make sure you use them correctly.

A baking dish filled with meatballs, bacon, brussel sprouts and sweet potato

Meatballs and Brussels Sprouts Traybake

No need for your sprouts to go to waste. This one dish meal is perfect for a lazy boxing day. You could toss in some pigs in blankets if you have any left too. Read More.

A dish of green bean casserole sat on a woven placemat

Green Bean Casserole

This is an American classic. If you don’t want to serve it up on Christmas day, be sure you try green bean casserole in the days after. It goes perfectly with leftover turkey and saves your extra beans going to waste. Read More.

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How To Effectively Use And Store Leftover Food

Are you having trouble deciding what to do with your leftovers? If you cringe every time you have to throw good food into the garbage let me show you how it can be recycled into a good meal. Read More.

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